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Behind Every Cloud is a Kindred Spirit (BECKS)I lost my grandfather when I was 17. I had a VERY difficult time getting over it. How could I still communicate with him? I loved him so much I didn't think I could live without him. I read everything I could get my hands on to do with the "afterlife" and that started it all...the love of Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal. I have been researching the paranormal for over 37 years!! It is my way of staying in touch with my grandfather. Being a Ghost Hunter is not always as exciting as it seems on TV. Many nights I have sat in the dark and not a thing happened. BUT it is those times you DO get that one voice, that one explainable picture or have an experience that sends chills down your back that makes it sooo worth it all!!! My purpose of this blog is not to make people believe in ghosts but maybe to open their minds just a little bit... I LOVE this crazy thing called Ghost Hunting. It is as much a part of me as breathing. I am just a girl that refuses to accept we can't still contact our loved ones after they die. My grandfather won't let me.



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Haunting History of:
Rosalynn Carter's “Haunted House,”Plains , Sumter County, Georgia, United States.
This creaky house on the Old Plains Highway, locally referred to as “The Haunted House” , west of Plains.Old Pains Highway was rented by the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and their three sons from 1956 – 1961. Legendary ghost stories have inspired this location being dubbed as “The Haunted House.”
In 1976, during an interview with the National Enquirer, Rosalynn
Carter shared her family's haunted house stories.
The Carters rented an old Southern house in Plains, Georgia. Although she was not a true believer of ghosts, she recalled several instances of strange goings-on in the house. In fact, her experiences with the house started long before moving in. As a child growing up in town, she would do her best to avoid the house at all cost. But on the occasions when she did pass the empty house, she would often see flashing lights emanating from the attic. Former residents of the home spoke of sleepless nights when blankets were torn from their bodies as they lay in bed. A white dog had been seen on the front porch on several occasions, yet when approached, it would vanish. Another resident reported that one night his body was lifted out of his bed and placed on the floor, only to be placed back in bed again. Legend has it that the activity began after the building had been taken over by Union soldiers. The tortured souls of the soldiers killed during the skirmish are believed to still reside within its walls. She was so distraught by the rumors of haunting, Rosalynn decided to turn the "haunted bedroom" into a sitting area when the Carters moved in. During the years they rented, Rosalynn also reported that her son inadvertently uncovered a hidden room beneath the fireplace with nothing but a lone chair in it. She believed that the Union soldiers hid in this room, and perhaps this contributed to the rumors of the haunting.
But did she have a ghostly encounter herself? Although she never saw a ghost, she does admit to hearing eerie sounds each night that echoed in an empty attic. Sounds that sent chills up her spine.
From The Ghost Hunter's Guidebook: Chilling, True Tales of Hauntings Across America By Editors of Adams Media
Added Mrs. Carter: "It's a house you can fear, but love at the same time, because of its beauty."
(The Examiner [tabloid], May 3, 1983)
Former President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter lived with a terrifying ghost years before moving into the White House.
Their once magnificent antebellum home in Plains, Georgia was haunted by the eerie specter of a sobbing woman in a white dress and a mysterious phantom dog.
Built in 1850, the old wood frame plantation-style building was already the legendary haunt of ghosts and fearsome creatures of the night when Jimmy and his wife-to-be, Rosalynn Smith, were growing up in Plains. "When I was a little girl, my best friend was Jimmy's sister Ruth," Rosalynn recalled.
"We had to pass the haunted house to visit each other. We were about 11, and so afraid of the house that we took the long way around."
Amazingly, years later after Rosalynn had married her best friend's brother, the young couple had moved into the scary house.
From 1956 to 1960 they raised their three sons in the spook-filled home.
Almost immediately after they moved in, the mysterious forces lurking in the house reminded the new occupants that they were not alone.
Mrs. Carter said that one night they were startled by the sound of a loud crash coming from the front room.
"We waited a bit, then the whole family trooped in together, thinking a window had fallen shut. But the window was still wide open," she shuddered.
Inez Laster, who worked in the house as a cook during the early 1950s, also learned first hand of the menacing supernatural presences that haunted the scary room.
"Things would happen in that room," she whispered. "I could hear knocking on the door. Then it would open and shut and I'd hear walking. I'd see a woman with a long white dress coming from the cemetery."
"Sometimes I'd hear her walking on the attic stairs," the cook confided.
Mrs. Carter also recalled stories she heard of a tiny, silent, white dog which was said to appear on the front steps. It always suddenly vanished when someone reached down to pat it.
One of the most puzzling mysteries of the brooding old plantation house a small secret space squeezed between the attic and the haunted living room. The Carter boys discovered it one day as they were playing and noticed a loose brick in the hearth. They found that there was just room enough for about three men to hide.
Could it be that the little room holds the solution to the hidden secrets of the mystery phantoms that stalk the old house?
Plains remained a quiet Southern town until Jimmy Carter rose to political prominence in the 1970s.
Originally inhabited by the Muscogee people, by the 1840s three small settlements existed nearby: Plains of Dura, Magnolia Springs, and Lebanon. As railway access expanded into the region in response to increased cotton farming, these settlements coalesced closer to the new railway location.

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